Teacher Resources & Tools

Below is a collection of great resources we’ve found that may be useful for teachers of all grades and subjects. Most are free, but we did include some tools that cost money as well. Our hope is that you discover a new resource here that helps you in your classroom.

General Resources:

 

  • Teacher Tools and Resources by Teacher.org.

  • Teachers Using Tech - Articles, quick tips and free teacher resources.

  • Laura Candler - A lot of freebies on a variety of subjects, but also professional development, articles, products, and a podcast.

  • Ask a Tech Teacher by Jacqui Murray. Tons of content and tools for all grades and a variety of subjects.

  • Arts Edge by The Kennedy Center. Arts-centered, standards-based resources for K-12.

  • Audubon - Videos, games, worksheets, and a bunch of great content on birds and nature.

  • We Are Teachers - Classroom ideas, free printable posters and worksheets, as well as career advice and teacher life articles.

  • 200 Free K-12 Resources by Open Culture.

  • Tech for Teachers from the IL State Board of Education. A collection of resources in many different categories. Browse using the options in the left sidebar.

  • Teachers Pay Teachers - an online marketplace for where teachers sell their original educational resources to other teachers. All grades and subjects are covered.

Articles/Reading:

  • Control-Alt-Achieve by Eric Curts. Tons of great articles, a free monthly webinar, and a lot of resources by subject. Check out Eric’s website and YouTube channel as well.

  • Google Tutorials and more by Richard Byrne at Free Technology for Teachers. And check out his sister site, Practical EdTech, with a free EdTech Handbook.

  • CommonLit.org - ELA curriculum for grades 6-10 and supplemental reading passages for grades 3-12. Includes a library of Spanish literature.

Educational Videos for Students:
 

Lesson Plans:

 

Social Emotional Learning:

 

Digital Tools:
 

  • Boom Writer - Powerful writing tools for the classroom

  • Class Dojo - Classroom management tool to engage families

  • Story Bird - Creative writing platform for reading and writing

  • Ignite! Learning - Standards-aligned interactive video content, quizzes and printable worksheets for Math, Science and Social Studies (Grades 4-8)

  • Anki - Installable program for making custom flash cards

  • Imendi - Online language flash cards in 8 languages

  • Wakelet - Multimedia content curation and presentation tool

  • Zearn - Top-rated online math learning platform

  • Math Learning Center - 11 online apps to support math learning

  • Mightifier - SEL feedback tool, sociogram and curriculum

  • EverFi - Lesson plans for SEL and real-world skills, free to K-12 educators


Free Online Courses for Professional Development:

 

  • Canvas Network
    Canvas Network is an online education site that offers professional development from leading universities, geared specifically towards educators.
     

  • TED-Ed
    TED-Ed is a platform that provides free online courses for adults, resources for educators as well as educational content for students.
     

  • Coursera
    Coursera is a free learning site that offers massive open online courses from well-known universities. 
     

  • Udacity
    Udacity online teaching platform has courses on numerous categories like development, business, design, marketing, etc. 
     

  • Edx
    Edx is one of the best free online courses providers. It offers university-level courses in a variety of disciplines.
     

  • Alison
    Alison is a free online learning site that offers certification on completing the course. The available subjects are business, technology, health, and more.
     

  • Khan Academy
    Khan Academy is a study website offering in-depth subjects. This site is useful to match your learning goals because you can choose your learning experience. This free platform can be used for learners and teachers.
     

  • MIT OpenCourseWare
    MIT OpenCourseWare is a learning website that offers various courses MIT. It provides high-quality teaching and learning material that is available in easy accessible format. 
     

  • Open Culture
    Open Culture offers the best free cultural and educational media on the web. You can choose this website to learn philosophy and literature, history, biology, and physics. 
     

  • Memrise
    Memrise helps people of all ages learn a new language with their customizable courses and use of native speakers in real-life situations.

Teacher Forums:

 

Learn to Code:

Learning coding for free through your school’s StudioWeb account. HTML, CSS, Python, Javascript, PHP and more!

Free Webinars:

Listen to free, hour-long webinars on the topics of personal finance, investing and owning a small business from Financial Poise. Receive their newsletter every Thursday to see their latest articles, a free webinar of the week, and more.

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